EVENTS IN THE CITY

Gallery Talk - Prayers and Portraits: Unfolding the Netherlandish Diptych Wednesday, January 10, 2007 12:00 noon Location: National Gallery of Art Featuring Philip Leonard. Held in conjection with the exhibition Prayers and Portraits: Unfolding the Netherlandish Diptych.

Discussion: Talking about Europe with Ambassador Urs Ziswiler (Switzerland) Thursday, January 11, 2007 6:30 PM Location: Goethe-Institut In this ongoing series of events, the Goethe-Institut features three evening with European ambassadors. Moderated by National Public Radio’s Robert Siegel, the discussions will focus on Europe-related topics that each ambassador wishes to address. Featuring Ambassador Urs Ziswiler (Switzerland).

The 22nd Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Program Thursday, January 11, 2007 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM Location: National Museum of Natural History Join us for the 22nd annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Program featuring The Last Poets. This event will also include performances by Amiri Baraka and the DC WritersCorp. The performances will be followed by a discussion, a question-andanswer period, and a book signing.

Today's Events
Gallery Talk - Prayers and Portraits: Unfolding the Netherlandish Diptych Wednesday, January 10, 2007 12:00 noon Location: National Gallery of Art</SPAN Featuring Philip Leonard. Held in conjection with the exhibition Prayers and Portraits: Unfolding the Netherlandish Diptych. Gallery Talk: Will Eisner

Wednesday, January 10, 2007 12:00 noon Location: Library of Congress</SPAN Martha Kennedy of the Prints and Photographs Division discusses the work of graphic novelist Will Eisner at noon in the American Treasures exhibition, Southwest Gallery of the Great Hall. Tour and Tea

Wednesday, January 10, 2007 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM Location: Washington National Cathedral</SPAN For an unforgettable Cathedral experience, consider an afternoon of Tour and Tea. Enjoy an in-depth Cathedral tour followed by tea with a scenic view of Washington. Music: Dawn Padmore

Wednesday, January 10, 2007 6:00 PM Location: John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts</SPAN Dawn Padmore, a Liberian-born soprano, has performed nationally and internationally, and her diverse programs have included art songs and arias from the standard repertoire, and by West African and young American composers. This is a Millennium Stage free performance. Film: Loners (Samotari)

Wednesday, January 10, 2007 8:00 PM Location: Avalon Theatre</SPAN

Join us for a new film series at the Avalon in collaboration with the Embassy of the Czech Republic. This week we feature Loners (Samotári) for one night only .

Ongoing Events
Films at the Avalon: Live and Become and The Queen Friday, January 5, 2007 - Thursday, January 11, 2007 Location: Avalon Theatre The Avalon Theatre offers the Washington community a revitalized theater with programming that includes outstanding independent, foreign, and documentary films - classics and the best commercial films. Join us this week for Live and Become and The Queen. Exhibition - redefined: Modern and Contemporary Art from the Collection

Saturday, July 15, 2006 - Saturday, January 13, 2007 Location: Corcoran Gallery of Art Featuring more than 180 objects in a range of media, including painting, prints and drawings, sculpture, photography, and media arts, redefined highlights the Corcoran’s historical role as a venue and repository for some of the most significant artistic achievements of the post-World War II era. Exhibit: The Paradise Institute

Tuesday, December 12, 2006 - Saturday, January 13, 2007 Location: Corcoran Gallery of Art A highlight of the Corcoran's collection of modern and contemporary art, The Paradise Institute is an extraordinary multimedia sound and video installation that explores the relationship between reality and fiction. Restaurant Week

Monday, January 8, 2007 - Sunday, January 14, 2007 Location: Citywide Join Washington, DC's finest restaurants for awe-inspiring, multi-course meals prepared especially for this gourmet event. Dance - American Ballet Theatre: Mixed Repertory and Othello

Tuesday, January 9, 2007 - Sunday, January 14, 2007 Location: John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts American Ballet Theatre returns to the Kennedy Center Opera House to perform Lar Lubovitch's Othello, a vibrant interpretation of Shakespeare's classic tale of passion and jealousy, ambition, and betrayal and dance a program of mixed repertory from some of ballet's iconic choreographers.

Exhibition - The Streets of New York: American Photographs from the Collection, 1938 - 1958

Sunday, September 17, 2006 - Monday, January 15, 2007 Location: National Gallery of Art This exhibition of some 70 photographs covers a very fertile period in American photography between the publication of Walker Evans' American Photographs in 1938 and the release of Robert Frank's The Americans in 1958. During these two decades several photographers working in New York profoundly changed the course of the medium. Exhibit: Immigrant Christmas Trees

Friday, December 1, 2006 - Monday, January 15, 2007 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Location: American Immigration Law Center For the past five years, the American Immigration Law Foundation has invited local schools, cultural groups, and embassies to decorate Christmas trees representing the home countries of some of the many immigrants in the United States. This year, the Foundation’s Christmas trees display decorations that bring to life the holiday traditions and customs of immigrants from Mongolia, India, Japan, Costa Rica, and Greece. Exhibition - Enduring Outrage: Editorial Cartoons by Herblock

Monday, July 17, 2006 - Saturday, January 20, 2007 Location: Library of Congress Enduring Outrage: Editorial Cartoons by Herblock will feature approximately 40 original cartoon drawings by the Pulitzer Prize-winning political cartoonist Herbert Block, better known as Herblock. Exhibition - The Societe Anonyme: Modernism for America

Saturday, October 14, 2006 - Sunday, January 21, 2007 Location: The Phillips Collection One of the country's paramount anthologies of modern art, The Societe Anonyme: Modernism for America, organized by the Yale University Art Gallery, represents a diverse cross section of art from the 1910s to 1950s that forever altered the way America looks at the world. Exhibition - El Lissitzky: Futurist Portfolios

Saturday, October 14, 2006 - Sunday, January 21, 2007 Location: The Phillips Collection Russian avant-garde artist El Lissitzky's Victory Over the Sun and Proun portfolios, considered among the most important graphic achievements of the 20th century, will be displayed in a gallery designed as a Proun room, allowing visitors to experience the artist's lines and shapes moving from two to three dimensions.

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